Cause: Damaged Part or Fastener

The weld is not correctly made due to the use of a flawed workpiece.


The weld is not properly made due to the workpiece not meeting specifications (examples: twisted, bent, scratched, torn, surface quality, surface coating, etc.).


Detection evidence may include:


Quality, Workplace Issues, Cost, Downtime, Maintenance, Throughput (cycle time; PPH), are all potentially affected by this condition. Special considerations are noted below:

Quality: Welding process may be correct but flawed workpieces result in nonconforming assemblies.

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